Topic: Sustainability

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Paradises of the earth, Part 3: Oum Laarayes [video]

Watch the third episode of the ground-breaking web documentary series “Paradises of the Earth” where t...   [ continue reading...]

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Local currencies: The wasted opportunities

Within alternative movements there is much interest in introducing local currencies and they have been central elements in many Transition Towns and other initi...   [ continue reading...]

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Imagining a New Social Order: Noam Chomsky and Robert Pollin in Conversation

Noam Chomsky and Robert Pollin discuss how the left can save the US from neoliberal excesses. (Image: Jared Rodriguez / Truthout) In a time of deep political,...   [ continue reading...]

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Reinventing the World Social Forum: how powerful an idea can be

The collective in Salvador has succeeded in bringing together thousands of organisations for preparing the Forum:...   [ continue reading...]

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Republicans Want to Pay for Tax Cuts by Drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski advanced a resolution this week that would open the pristine Alaska National Wildlife Refuge to oil and gas drilling to help pay for...   [ continue reading...]

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At COP23, Via Campesina calls for ‘peasant agroecology’

La Via Campesina is a global social movement that unites 148 groups representing small farmers, peasants, rural workers and indigenous communities around the wo...   [ continue reading...]

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Don't Be Fooled by These 12 Foods With Really Tricky Names

Rocky Mountain oysters aren't actually oysters. "What’s in a name?” Shakespeare once asked. Well, everything. Food-wise, when it comes to name...   [ continue reading...]

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Tobacco Companies Commit to Protect Child Workers Worldwide

Expand A 16-year-old worker harvests tobacco on a farm in Kentucky. &...   [ continue reading...]

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How to Ensure Farming is More Than Just a Footnote in Climate Talks

Olga Speckhardt is the Head of Global Insurance Solutions, Syngenta Foundation for Sustainable Agriculture, which has co-hosted a series of side events at COP23...   [ continue reading...]

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Ignoring the benefits of children’s work

Work can have many benefits for children. Policy responses need to understand and foster those benefits, not succu...   [ continue reading...]

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Time to take working children seriously

On the occasion of the IV Global Conference on the Sustained Eradication of Child Labour, it is time to listen to...   [ continue reading...]

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A focus on gender at the UN climate talks

Each year at the UN climate talks, gender becomes a central thematic element in the negotiations. Today is that day, six years after the first Gender Day was in...   [ continue reading...]

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How a Failed Drug War Will Defeat Trump’s Afghan Adventure

Trump's defense team is extending the longest and largest war in U.S. history. After nine months of confusion, chaos, and cascading tweets, Donald Trump&r...   [ continue reading...]

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Chugging along in the name of sustainability

Kanchi Kohli raises questions on the Voluntary National Review report which shows India’s efforts to achieve seven of the seventeen Sustainable Developmen...   [ continue reading...]

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Fossil-Free Finance

This article appears in the Fall 2017 issue of The American Prospect. Subscribe here.  Sitting shoulder to shoulder, holding signs that read &ldq...   [ continue reading...]

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Three Richest Americans Now Own More Wealth Than Bottom Half of US Combined

(Image: Andy Baker / Ikon Images / Getty Images) In the United States, the 400 richest individuals now own more wealth than the bottom 64 percent of the popula...   [ continue reading...]

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Jerry Brown Lashes Out at COP23 Climate Protesters: “Let’s Put You in the Ground”

BONN, GERMANY—California Gov. Jerry Brown (D) is set to have a big week here in Bonn at the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change’s 23rd Confere...   [ continue reading...]

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Our Food System – a Health Hazard

A recent report from the International Panel of Experts on Sustainable Food Systems identifies these five mechanisms whereby the current foo...   [ continue reading...]

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Lessons From Haiti for Puerto Rico: Charity Is a Poor Tool for Rebuilding a Country

Charitable aid solves immediate problems, but long-term recovery needs to address root problems, too. When an earthquake shattered the capital of Haiti in...   [ continue reading...]

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Live Concerts Are Environmental Disasters, but Singer Jack Johnson's Shows Are Anything But

Click here for reuse options! Other touring artists can learn how to be more eco-friendly from one of the music ind...   [ continue reading...]

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